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Thought vegans were all weedy and pale from lack of animal protein? Myriad athletes are defying that myth, including ultra marathon runners, Ironman champions, MMA fighters, UFC Fighters, boxers, weightlifters, NFL footballers, Venus & Serena Williams, Champion female surfer Tia Blanco, Carl Lewis, Scott Durek, Peter Siddle, Greg Chappell, freerunning ninja Timothy Shieff & countless athletes allover the world excelling as sporting professionals. Read more about famous vegan athletes here: famous vegetarian and vegan athletes.

So how much protein do you really need?

You don’t need as much protein as most people think, and it’s easy to get what you do need from beans, nuts, seeds, grains, soy, and even greens. Somehow, everyone got the idea that we need exorbitant amounts of protein, way more than is even recommended. World Health Organization states humans need 5% of intake to be protein. A broad symphony of fruits & vegetables equates to 10% intake, while gaining the advantage of not taking in deadly animal cholesterol and saturated fats.

W.H.O States ‘Meat Linked to Cancer’

The World Health Organization has recently confirmed that processed meat does in fact cause cancer and many news outlets including the BBC have reported on their recent declaration. But is Processed meat all we need to worry about? YouTuber, Vegan Gains, lists all his findings and references. (language warning)

“You don’t have to take a life to gain muscle”
NFL lineman, David Carter, ‘The 300 Pound Vegan’

Many pro athletes allover the world are now choosing vegan. Be assured you can make extra gains and thrive by choosing a plant based lifestyle. Read more: here

Famous Vegan Athletes

NFL lineman, David Carter

Defensive lineman David Carter was a meat-eating, milk-guzzling, BBQ-loving football player. About the furthest from vegan you could find. Then he saw a documentary and everything changed. Hear David talk about his conversion and the impact it’s had on his health, athletic performance, and conscience. He has some very powerful words to share.

Germany’s Strongest Man, Patrik Baboumian

Two years after going vegan, Germany’s Strongest Man, Patrik Baboumian, demonstrated that a plant-based diet had not diminished his phenomenal strength or physical performance. In fall of 2013, Baboumian set a world record for heaviest weight carried a distance of 10 meters, shouldering a yoke weighing more than 1200 pounds (550 kg). Baboumian said, “It’s a bit stupid to do things like that, it really hurts,” but added that he wants to disprove the myth that anyone, including athletes and strength performers, needs animal products to excel.

While there’s lots of impressive footage of Baboumian’s feats of physical fortitude, we were most inspired by this video in which he meditates on a far more important kind of strength. “Strength must build up, not destroy. It should outdo itself, not others who are weaker. Used without responsibility, it causes nothing but harm and death. I can lift the heaviest weights, but I can not take the responsibility off my shoulders. Because the way we use our strength defines our fate. What traces will I leave on my path into the future? Do we really have to kill in order to live? My true strength lies in not seeing weakness as weakness. My strength needs no victims. My strength is my compassion.” – Patrik Baboumian

Patrik Baboumian: from vegetarian to vegan

Patrik Baboumian became a vegetarian in 2005 after realizing that eating animals was inconsistent with his values. “One day, I just thought, if you see a bird with a broken leg, you really have the urge to do something about it and help the bird. Then, at the same time, you go to a restaurant and eat a chicken or something. It doesn’t make any sense.”
A few years later, after learning  about the cruelty inherent in all egg and dairy production, Baboumian went vegan, stating: “I just realized that if it’s really compassion that drives you, maybe it’s not enough just to stop eating animals, but you maybe should boycott the whole animal industry, because … it’s not what you as a compassionate being would want. So actually you should go one step further and become vegan.”

Frank Medrano

Frank Medrano is a callisthenics bodyweight expert who motivates and trains to build and gain muscle , lose fat and challenge your body to obtain strength through simple and more advanced body weight exercises. Frank admits it wasn’t a completely effortless transition from an omnivorous diet to plant-based. “The hard part was in my head,” he said. “My head was telling me I was missing something, but I wasn’t.” Through trial and error, Frank discovered his new favorite foods, and within 2-4 weeks, he was on track and feeling great. Frank Medrano: Powered by Plants.

“Let’s step out of our comfort zone and challenge the status quo. We can live life to our fullest and change the WORLD with each vegan meal, so pledge with me to go vegan” –
Torre Washington, Pro Competitive Bodybuilder

It’s a common belief that vegans can’t build muscle because they lack protein and other nutrients that are only found in meat. So how does a vegan strong man compete against his meat eating peers?

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has dominated world tennis for over 10 years now.

NBA Star Kyrie Irving feeling more energised on a Whole foods Plant Based diet.

Will more NBA players switch to plant protein?

Nimai Delgado, pro bodybuilder, and never eaten animal flesh.

Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard ‘feels much better’ after going on vegan diet.

Vegan athletes Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Patrick Baboumian, Nate Diaz, Nick Diaz, Jermaine Defoe, Scott Durek, Carl Lewis, David Myer, Tia Blanco, Lewis Hamilton, Murray Rose, David Haye, Kendrick Farris.

Vegan endurance athlete Fiona Oakes wins 250 km foot race with 2 broken toes and one bone sticking out of her foot.

World’s Strongest Vegan – His Diet Strongman

World’s Strongest Vegan – His Diet Strongman

What A Vegan Boxer Eats In A Day (David Haye)

Venus Williams-Plant Based Diet Changed My Life +What She Eats In A Day

MAKING VEGAN GAINS | WHAT I EAT IN A DAY (WITH RECIPES)

FULL PUSH DAY WORKOUT | Calisthenics + Weights

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY BUILDING VEGAN MUSCLE | LEAN GAINS

Best Recovery Smoothie! | Recipe + Ingredient Breakdown

What A Vegan Olympic Weightlifter Eats In A Day! (Kendrick Farris)

Female surfing world champion Tia Blanco has been vegan over 5 years. Here she gives tips on going vegan and staying vegan.

Blood tests of world champion vegan surfer

Killer Fat Burning Workout! (NO EQUIPMENT BODYWEIGHT WORKOUT!)| Frank Medrano

Torre Washington has never eaten an animal. Gym and food session.

Vegan Bikini Prep Series Ep #1| Meal Prep | Fit Vegan Chef

HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN MEALS | 5 Recipes = 173g Protein

Badwater UltraMarathon documentary

Your own personal coach costs $0 and is waiting for you,Take the 22 Day Vegan challenge. Go Here -> www.Challenge22.com

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